How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Oak—Quercus spp.
Family Fagaceae (Beech family)

Plant identification

Oaks are deciduous or evergreen trees with acorns.

Optimum conditions for growth

Oaks grow in various climatic zones and do well in full sun.

Oak leaves
Leaves of valley oak
© 1995 Br. Alfred Brousseau, Saint Mary's College of California

Fall color
Fall color of pin oak

Pests and disorders of Quercus spp.


Invertebrates (cont.)


Environmental disorders

Parasitic plants



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